Compare And Contrast The Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution

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The United Sates has operated under two constitutions. The Articles of Confederation was effective in 1781, and The Constitution which replaced the Articles in 1788. These two documents have much in common, but they differ more than they do resemble each other. The primary difference was the Articles of Confederation was an agreement establishing the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states. Otherwise, the US Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America, also a constitution embodying the relationship of the federal government with the states of America and the citizens of the US. Factually, the confederation type of constitution proved to be a very fragile one for the US, this being the reason for

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